Case Western Reserve University

At Case Western Reserve University, we think beyond the possible. In research labs and lecture halls, we spend each and every day asking how to solve the biggest issues of today and tomorrow. From stopping cancer in its tracks to reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, from preventing school violence to understanding how businesses work, groundbreaking research takes place daily on our campus.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Western Reserve College was founded in 1826 in Hudson, Ohio, about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. The college—the first in northern Ohio—took its name from the surrounding region (known at that time as the Western Reserve of Connecticut) and emphasized standards, such as the classics, in its curriculum.


The university in its present form consists of eight schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences 
  • School of Dental Medicine 
  • Case School of Engineering 
  • School of Law 
  • Weatherhead School of Management 
  • School of Medicine
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing 
  • Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences 

The university also supports over a hundred 'Centers' in various fields.


Along with teaching, research is at the heart of our work at Case Western Reserve University. From medicine to management, music to mathematics, our faculty, staff and students inquire, explore, study and discover. We are driven to expand knowledge, deepen understanding and contribute to the well-being of individuals, organizations and society at large.

As a student, faculty or staff member at Case Western Reserve, you can conduct research at an institution with a strong history of innovation, a current commitment to breaking new ground and an exciting future in which we will translate ideas to reality.


Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff contribute to the success of the university while building their careers in a diverse environment. With over 6,500 employees, Case Western Reserve ranks 11th among Forbes' Best Midsize Employers in America.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
126 -5
121 -2
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
161 1
162 5
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
142 13
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Case Western Reserve University’s Division of Student Affairs is here to help you find what you need as a student, from coursework assistance to crisis support. But we also want to ensure you flourish during your time here, through service opportunities in our community, leadership opportunities, resources for health, wellness and personal identity, and so much more.

Housing services

The Office of University Housing oversees 12 first year buildings, 8 second year buildings, 9 upperclass buildings, and 18 Greek Life Houses. Our Office also collaborates with the Triangle Towers and the Office of Real Estate to provide living opportunities in local apartment buildings. These spaces have different room layouts, floor plans, and amenities depending on the location and class experience. Whether you are an incoming freshman looking for your first room or a senior exploring your apartment options we hope these facilities pages are helpful in finding the right space for you.

Library services

As one of the nation’s top research universities, Case Western Reserve is committed to investigating new areas, questioning long-held beliefs and finding answers. Our network of libraries helps our students, faculty and staff conduct cutting-edge research—whether it’s using state-of-the-art technology or an expansive collection of books.

Medical services

University Health Service provides a range of services including primary care, women's health, allergy injections, travel care and nutrition. If you are a student enrolled in at least one credit hour, there is no cost to see a provider, regardless of what health insurance you have.

Student Life

Campus life

At Case Western Reserve University, you're part of a community—of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, friends and an entire city. From varsity athletics to world-class museums, student organizations to prestigious events, life at one of America's best colleges fosters an uncomparable level of learning, exploration and discovery.

Sports facilities

With 17 NCAA Division III varsity athletics teams and an even greater number of intramural and club sports, there's a way for almost everyone to get in on the action. Not the competitive type? We also have three gyms on campus to help keep you healthy and well.

Student clubs

What's life like at CWRU? Exciting. With hundreds of student organizations, 10,000 students and multiple building projects in progress on our campus, there's something happening around every corner, every day. And you can be part of it.

  • 121 Fitness
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Boxing Club of CWRU
  • Car Club
  • Climbing Club
  • Water Polo Club
  • Design For America
  • CWRU Poker Club
  • Esports Club
  • Figure Skating Club
  • Garden@Case
  • HackCWRU
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center
  • Math Club
  • Muslim Student Association
  • RElax, Music, Dance and Exercise Club
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Tennis Club
  • The Film Society
  • Cooking Club

Student Reviews

Law School Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The events they hold are really helpful in figuring out what legal interests I have. The organizational aspects, themselves, could be more timely. Overall, a really good law school, so far.

living under a microscope
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

the good, special thing about my university was the youth power and their love/passion for scientific research and improving their skills

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Shaped my personality, enhanced my knowledge and exposes me to different experiences. It was excellent.

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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